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Nomy Arpaly (Brown University)

Philosophy Colloquium Series

March 1, 2013 3:30 pm Philosophy Conference Room

"Strong Will"


Some people have strong will and some people less so. I argue that facts about will power create a problem for some popular theories of human agency, especially some Kantian and libertarian views.


Nomy Arpaly is an associate professor of philosophy at Brown University. She is the author of 2 books, Unprincipled Virtue (Oxford University Press in 2002) and Merit, Meaning, and Human Bondage (Princeton University Press in 2006), and various articles on moral worth, rationality and agency.